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Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX4330
Location: On the patio in the backyard
Date: Jul 25, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2003

These Japanese beetles are eating up my garden.


They lift their legs up as if to scare you. It's a defensive response.

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 350
Avg (all users): 5.9489
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 5.9041
Avg (non-participants): 6.0225
Views since voting: 1745
Votes: 235
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/06/2003 02:45:31 PM
I have made this comment many places, however I will let you know as well personally. I was just looking for more creativity with the IN THE GARDEN challenge. Macro's of bugs just did not score well for me.
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08/06/2003 11:37:35 AM
I like this shot a lot! The tones are so inviting and so perfect. DOF doesn't bother me at all, in fact I like it as it is for the blurriness adds a sense of mystery to it, IMO. 9 from me.
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08/06/2003 11:05:37 AM
Maybe if you used deeper DOF to see whole bugs focused,this way only 7 from me!
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08/06/2003 10:04:17 AM
I gave it a 6... nice picture but the dof is a bit shallow and I think the glare detracts from it. The composition could also be improved. I do think it's better than average though... almost every single picture submitted here (even the amazing ones) get people voting all the way down to 1 so I wouldn't worry about it!
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08/06/2003 09:32:35 AM
I don't know how I missed this in voting! It's a really great shot! An excellent capture.
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08/06/2003 08:38:17 AM
For anyone who reads this who gave me a 1, 2 or 3 vote -- can you explain why so I can learn.

I'd be appreciative.

Renee

I agree the DOF could be improved but my camera doesn't allow me to do so. I also think the composition is not great due to cutting of the leg of bug 2.

Message edited by author 2003-08-06 11:24:04.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 07:10:04 PM
Cool close up shot.
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08/03/2003 05:22:24 AM
Nice colour, composition and DoF. Yo managed to get the texture on the bettles very well
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08/02/2003 04:31:03 PM
Great detail and an excellent macro, 10
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08/02/2003 11:54:34 AM
Another great macro shot in a challenge with so many great images to choose from. Perfect focus. Visually perfect.

We will probably see this one on the cover of "Insect Karma Sutra"
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08/01/2003 10:06:02 PM
fat macro
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08/01/2003 08:59:38 PM
woooo! look at them legs a'sprawlin'! LOL
nice detail..they are so shiny aren't they! tough to get that down.. but you did quite well. A bit more DOF, imho, would make them look less like they are floating. Great job all around though!
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07/31/2003 11:04:14 AM
Good capture!! Funny title too. I only wish you hadn't cropped the leg off the bug on top.
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07/31/2003 09:49:25 AM
A bit mot DOF and this would have been a winner. I like the shoot.
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07/30/2003 12:19:57 PM
Colour and sheen beautifully captured.
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07/30/2003 11:08:14 AM
Nice clear shot of these cool beetles. Looks like they're getting it on..
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07/30/2003 10:20:52 AM
Wow, look at those colors! Great picture.
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07/30/2003 09:24:30 AM
crisp, clean shot!
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07/30/2003 07:25:31 AM
you porndog!
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07/30/2003 06:32:15 AM
AHahahAHA for some reason theres another bug copulating picture which came to mind when I saw this... but err different "position" :P hahahahaha
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07/30/2003 05:57:47 AM
hmm i saw this exact same shot.....at least it looked like it. same bug same position. hehe.
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